Dhaka, Mar 20 (UNB) - Three members of a family sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out at their house in city’s Mirpur-13 area early Wednesday.
The victims are Md Hannan, 35, his wife Achia, 28, both garment workers, and her brother Uzzal, 30, an auto-rickshaw driver.
Neighbour Samsul said they suspected the fire broke out from an electric short-circuit around 3am.
Later, they were taken to the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Hannan suffered 27 percent burns while his brother-in-law sustained 35 percent burn injuries. Achia sustained four percent burns, Inspector Bacchu Mia of DMCH police camp said, quoting doctors.
Mymensingh, Mar 20 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing two siblings in Tarakanda upazila in 2001.
The condemned convicted are—Liakat Ali, 55, Abul Kashem, 50, Enayer Hossain, 35 and Hossain Ali, 62, residents of Kodaldhar village.
The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each.
Besides, the court sentenced three other convicts to different terms of jail.
According to the prosecution, Abdur Rashid and Gias Uddin, sons of late Hafiz Uddin, were hacked to death in a clash over land on August 4, 2001.
Later, their another brother Abdul Khaleq filed a case accusing 22 people on August 5 with Tarakanda Police Station.
After examining all the records and witnesses, Mymensingh Special judge Md Ehsanul Haque handed down the verdict acquitting 15 people.
Savar, Mar 20 (UNB) – A young man was stabbed to death by miscreants in Ashulia’s Jamgora on Wednesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Mamun Hossain, 22, son of Mozammel Hossain of Pirojpur village of Nagaon Sadar Upazila.
Rezaul Haque, officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station, said miscreants attacked Mamun with sharp weapons and later dumped his body in Rupayan Field.
Police recovered the body and sent it to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
The motive behind the murder and the identities of the killers could not be known yet.
Benapole, Mar 20 (UNB) - Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a suspected gold smuggler along with 20 gold bars from Amrakhali area here Wednesday.
The arrestee was identified as Jikrul Islam, 40, son of Alek Mollah, hailing from Lohagara upazila of Narail.
Lt Col Salim Reja, commanding officer of BGB-49 battalion, said a BGB team conducted a drive around 11am acting on a tip-off and arrested Jikrul.
“The seized bars are worth an estimated Tk 1.15 crore,” he said. “Jikrul was trying to smuggle them to India”
The gold was deposited to Benapole customs warehouse. A case was filed in this connection.
Chattogram, Mar 20 (UNB) – A fire broke out at a warehouse of Singer in Pahartoli on Wednesday morning.
It broke out around 5:45am and spread rapidly, said Jashim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defense.
Four firefighting units went to the spot and extinguished the blaze.
Singer products such as TV, fan, air-conditioner, solar panel and furniture were destroyed in the fire.
The origin of the fire and the extent of damage could not be known yet.